Jefferson Elementary School


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Contact Information

I can be reached at 630-834-6261 and will respond to messages within 24 hours during the week.  I can also be reached by email at

Heather Noncek

Hello Parents and Students!

My name is Heather Noncek and I am the Reading Specialist at Jefferson Elementary School.  I am looking forward to the start of another school year!  If you have any questions throughout the school year I encourage you to contact me.  Please explore my webpage as there is a lot of information for parents about literacy.


I look forward to working with you and your son or daughter this year!


What is a Reading Specialist?

A Reading Specialist works with a variety of students who need additional support in the area of reading.  As a Reading Specialist I work to support students in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.  I generally work with students in small groups to improve their literacy skills.  While we focus heavily on reading we also incorporate writing strategies in our instruction.  Some mini-lessons we may complete focus on spelling, grammar, and organization of a written response.  

We use many different research based interventions and strategies to help improve reading skills.  We utilize different assessment tools to determine if students need additional interventions and if they are making progress.  I work closely with classroom teachers to help students generalize the skills taught in small group to the classroom environment. 


Why read 20 minutes per day at home?

Why read 20 minutes per day at home?
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Mrs. Bradbury

Mrs. Bradbury is Jefferson Elementary's reading assistant.  As a reading assistant her primary role is to provide instruction to students with reading difficulties.  Mrs. Bradbury and I work closely together to make sure we are meeting the needs of our students.  If you have any questions please contact me and I will be able to answer questions whether your child has been working with me or Mrs. Bradbury.

Apps, apps, and more apps!

IPods, IPhones, and IPads seem to be popping up in everyone's homes.  With these also come a great opportunity to work in educational apps to help students in different areas.  Below are some resources for some recommended apps that work on reading.